Note: There is a date
discrepancy on this case which is not totally verifiable as of now. The
UFOCAT database uses Shadow of the
Unknown by Coral Lorenzen which has the date as
07-08-1964, whereas the newspaper article below makes it appear to be 1965. I
have a page called “Calendars 1800-2050” which shows only two Julys out of
the 14 with a “Sunday, July 8.” In the 1960’s there was only one and that was
1962. The next “Sunday, July 8” doesn’t occur until 1984; therefore, the
actual year HAD to be 1962. –CF-
Flying Saucers Reported Seen In North Carolina July of
been said and published in newspapers and seen on television about flying
saucers recently. But a Nashville, North Carolina woman reported seeing a flyer
(sic-flying) saucer last July, and we are publishing a clipping from the Nashville Graphic which was clipped
and mailed to Mrs. Madge Boddie1, 1035 Depot St., here from Mrs.
Boddie’s daughter, Mrs. Johnny Jones, who lives in Nashville and is a friend
of Mrs. McCain who reportedly saw the flying object.
is also a personal friend of Mrs. McCain and has enjoyed many fishing hours on the lake where the object has
outer space? Flying saucers?
questions have puzzled people for years. Many ridicule the idea of flying
objects, but those who claim to have seen them tell a different story.
Mrs. D.P. McCain,
Jr., of North Nashville is a believer in flying objects. She has seen one.
strange incident occurred on Sunday,
July 8, at about 10:40 a. m., Mrs. McCain hasn't said much about it
because she thought she might be accused of having hallucinations. But in an
interview this week, she gave the following account of the incident:
a Sunday morning and the rest of the family had gone to church. I remained at
home due to illness. I was about to put a pie in the oven when I noticed one
of our dogs running around to the back of the house. Thinking the neighbor’s
dog was after it, I went to the front door to see.
looked out the door, I noticed the oddest thing. The water in our front yard pond was
splashing very high as if something had been dropped into it. I then walked
over to the window and as I looked up, there it was. At first I didn't believe
my eyes, but when I looked again, I knew it was there. The object was
circular, about 90 feet in diameter, and about 25 feet in depth. It was
hovering about 75 feet above the ground and made no noise at all.
appeared to be a solid mass with no windows, doors, or light and it stood
perfectly sill (sic-still). As I stood and
watched for a while, it began to move straight up, still making no noise. In
about a minute it was out of sight. I was so disturbed I just sat down and
was still sitting there when the family arrived. I told them and they went
out to investigate."
said water in the pond had splashed over the bank about eight feet, and the
water is normally some three feet lower than the bank. During the following week,
dead fish kept floating to the surface of the water.
checking, Mrs. McCain found that no one had been in the vicinity of her home
on that day, and she had been the only one to see the flying object.
from Washington made a visit to ask her some questions, and when Mrs. McCain
stated that she hadn't told many people for fear they would think she was
"seeing things," he told her not to worry, for that very day in
Roanoke Rapids, a [missing word on photocopy]
traveling home from church had reported an object had hovered over their car,
completely stopping the engine. The object was similar to the one seen by
article in the Feb. 22 issue of Look
magazine said a woman in New Hampshire reported an unidentified flying object
with the same description as the one seen here.
object hasn't been back, and Mrs. McCain is still puzzled by the mystery of
what the object was and where it came from.
This reference: The Cherryville
Eagle, Cherryville, N.C., dated March 30, 1966
With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO
Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
Note 1: The publication date of this
article was not included, which might have cleared up the sighting date.-CF-
UFOCAT PRN – 76917
UFOCAT URN – NONE
The Cherryville Eagle, Cherryville, N.C., dated March 30, 1966
UFOCAT URN – 076917 Shadow of the Unknown by Coral
Lorenzen, p. 145, © 1970
UFOCAT URN – 135506 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by
George Eberhart, #0908, © 1980
North America – United States, North Carolina
Nashville Latitude 35-58-28 N,
Longitude 77-57-57 W (D-M-S)
Roanoke Rapids Latitude
36-27-41 N, Longitude 77-57-57 W [37 miles from Nashville, NC]
35-22-43 N, Longitude 81-22-45 W [Newspaper location]
UFO Location (UFOCAT)
Latitude 35.97 N, Longitude 77.97 W (D.%)